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Flight Of Rohingya Refugees From Burma

EDM number 255 in 2017-18, proposed by Ann Clwyd on 05/09/2017.

That this House notes with concern the increasing number of Rohingya refugees crossing from Burma into Bangladesh, with over 100,000 having fled violence, allegedly triggered by an attack by Rohingya militants on police posts, since the end of August; is very concerned about reports from many of those who have fled describing troops and Rakhine Buddhist mobs razing their villages and attacking and killing civilians in a campaign to drive them·out; notes that a million Muslim Rohingya people in Burma have faced years of mistreatment at the hands of the Burmese Government, which does not recognise them as citizens; calls on the de facto Burmese leader Aung San Sui Kyi to condemn the military campaign and allow independent observers access into the region immediately; and calls on the Government to continue urging the Burmese Government to end the violence and take robust action against hate speech, discrimination and incitement, as well as to continue assisting with the humanitarian response to displaced populations.

This motion has been signed by a total of 2 MPs.

Ann Clwyd05/09/2017Cynon ValleyLabourProposed
Rushanara Ali05/09/2017Bethnal Green and BowLabourSeconded

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